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Stories from Monday, January 21, 2002

'Gray' good conduct policy to be reviewed, updated by Alta school board members (01/21/02)
The board brought up the issue during their monthly meeting Monday night, as many of those present felt the current reading of the policy had too many gray areas for it to be as effective as desired. School board members will seek input from various citizens of the community about what should be changed and how those changes would take place in the future...
Siegrist predicts economic comeback (01/21/02)
Fifth Congressional District candidate Brent Siegrist would like more time to campaign this spring, but said his duty to Iowa is as Speaker of the House. Siegrist attended the Ag Expo in Storm Lake, and sat down with the Pilot-Tribune staff. With the legislative session starting this week, Siegrist said the budget will be the central focus, not politics...
Medical Center expansion fine-tuned for open bidding (01/21/02)
The lead architect on the project, Jim Ruble of the Sioux City firm Ruble Mamura Moss Brygger Architects, presented the plans to hospital trustees, employees, campaign donors and the public throughout the day on Tuesday. Brad Strader, director of the BVRMC Healthcare Foundation, said it was a perfect opportunity to get people up-to-date on where the long-awaited project stands...
BV County incumbents gear up as campaign season gets an early start (01/21/02)
Up for election this year are the county attorney, recorder, treasurer, three supervisor seats, as well as township clerks and township trustees positions. Phil Havens said he plans on seeking a third term as county attorney. He was first elected in 1995...
Federal jury rules against SL police (01/21/02)
By DANA LARSEN Pilot-Tribune Editor A district court jury has ruled that Storm Lake Police Chief Mark Prosser and Police Captain Todd Erskine violated the civil rights of a Storm Lake couple during a 911 response call to a local home in August of 1999...
North, East may go to grade-levels (01/21/02)
The Storm Lake School District is considering to combine grade sections at North and East elementaries for next year, creating a kindergarten/first grade building and a 2nd-4th grade building. If that is done the schools would no longer be the traditional "neighborhood" schools model the district has relied upon, but the combined grade sections could give teachers more resources to draw upon...
'Character Counts' builds momentum in Storm Lake (01/21/02)
Pat Cowan, Community Education director, told the Storm Lake School Board this week about a trip to see first-hand the Fort Dodge Character Counts program and how it was implemented and carried out throughout that community. Chris Nolte, CEO of the Storm Lake Chamber and Area Development Corporation, and Ann Mackrill-Wilson, marketing director at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, also attended the trip...
Area schools keeping fit, fight youth obesity trend (01/21/02)
The report from DMU said the number of non-Hispanic white children who are overweight doubled from six percent to 12 percent in the period from 1986 to 1998, and the Center for Disease Control recently declared obesity an epidemic among all children in the United States, regardless of age, race or ethnicity...
SM to celebrate Catholic Schools Week (01/21/02)
The students and faculty will participate in a number of activities to recognize the achievements of Storm Lake's Catholic School, which is celebrating its 90th year of service to the community this year. A highlight is the United for Kids Winter Carnival Sunday, Feb. 3 from noon to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium. The carnival features many games of families at a low cost. Proceeds from the games benefit various St. Mary's organizations and projects...
REWARDING THE RACERS (01/21/02)
Winners accumulated points based on their performance in events held at the racetrack last summer...
ALTA NEWS BRIEFS (01/21/02)
School district receives 12 applications for new principal position Twelve people have sent applications to the Alta School District for the position of 7-12 principal, and school officials expect the final tally of people seeking the position to be 15 or 16. The deadline for applicants to send in packets is Jan. 29...
Alta freshman boys defeat Hurricanes, 54-45 (01/21/02)
The Cyclones trailed after the first quarter, 11-9, but came back and regained the lead going into the half, 26-23. Alta led by a score of 40-38 after three quarters, and extended that lead throughout the final period, winning the game, 54-45. Joel Corlew led the Cyclones with a 17-point, six-rebound effort, while Justin DeMan scored 12 and Thomas Hansen finished with 8 points for Alta Adam Pederson snagged 10 rebounds and DeMan pulled down nine rebounds...
Alta junior varsity boys split two games at home tournament (01/21/02)
Alta 64, BCIG 40 The Cyclones controlled the contest against BCIG from the start, as they raced out to a 29-14 halftime lead and increased that lead throughout the second half, finishing with the 24-point victory. Balanced scoring paced Alta in the BCIG win, as every Cyclone scored at least three points. ...
Decision on Bathhouse project tabled for three weeks by City Council (01/21/02)
The Alta City Council passed a motion to table a decision concerning bids for the planned bathhouse/concession stand project, a move spurred by higher-than-expected bids from the four contractors vying to work on the Alta endeavor. Council members had planned to make a decision regarding the issue during a special meeting Monday night, but instead decided to wait until the Feb. 4 meeting to decide whether to accept any of the proposed bids or to delay the venture indefinitely...
Will traditional 'Family Night' in SL move from Thursday to Wednesday? (01/21/02)
Superintendent Bill Kruse said scheduling may become an issue as conferences next to the Lakes Conference begin shifting their activity-free nights from Thursday to Wednesday. Those conferences, in turn, are pressed by neighboring conferences in South Dakota, Nebraska and from Iowa conferences to the east that already have moved their activity-free nights to Wednesday...
Sign language expert explores culture of the deaf (01/21/02)
The event, "Language and Culture of the Deaf," is a part of BVU's Academic and Cultural Events Series (ACES). Kautzy will discuss how her business grew from interpreting services to the inclusion of accommodating language differences in the public and private sector. Much of Kautzky's presentation will be done using sign language and interpretations...
Witter Gallery hosts special event for Freedom Quilters (01/21/02)
Betty Nielson of Varina has been interviewed on national news as the organizer of this amazing group. Her personal response to the devastating attacks of September 11, was a goal of presenting every victim's family with a comforting, handmade quilt. She has received tremendous local support and was able to deliver several thousand quilts to New York City before Christmas. Mrs. Nielson and her Army volunteers aren't finished yet and will continue to work their goal is met...
SM girls can't recover from slow start, falls to Remsen St. Mary's (01/21/02)
Remsen St. Mary's jumped out to a 20-6 lead after the first quarter. The Hawks led 24-16 at the half and 34-21 after three periods of play. Jen Petersen scored six points for the Panthers, while Kassie Drey added five. Michelle Drey collected nine rebounds...
BV clips Luther for ninth win in a row (01/21/02)
Jones moved into fourth place on the Buena Vista career scoring list. He needed 13 points to achieve that milestone. Luther, now 1-14 overall, jumped out to an early 7-2 lead in the first half before Buena Vista scored 11 unanswered points to take a 13-7 lead...
Luther too much for BV women (01/21/02)
Luther shot 50 percent in the first half to take a 41-28 lead at intermission. The Norse outscored the Beavers 47-37 in the second half behind 52 percent shooting. For the game, Luther was 31 of 61 for 51 percent, including 9 of 14 from 3-point range. Buena Vista was 25 of 67 for 37 percent, including 2 of 14 from behind the arc...
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - No. 1 P-P tops No. 6 Newell-Fonda (01/21/02)
Newell-Fonda held a 21-10 lead after the first quarter. The Mustangs led 28-12 in the second quarter before the Knights rallied and eventually tied the game at halftime, 33-33. The Knights led 49-43 entering the fourth period. Nick Ford scored 13 points and Alex Poppen 11 for the Knights...
GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP - One-two punch propels Aurelia (01/21/02)
Parker went over the 1,000-point mark for her career and now has 1,010 points. Aurelia led 8-6 after the first quarter, 20-11 at the half, and 34-18 heading into the fourth period. Megan Kestel scored 11 points to lead the Panthers. Steph Raulie and Bri Barber had six points apiece...
Tickets fly for concert full of Buddy Holly memories (01/21/02)
The gymnasium at Storm Lake High School is the third venue of the six-city Tour. One thousand seats will be available. The public is invited to a reception for the performers at the school from 2-3 p.m. They will be signing autographs, and special tour mercgandise will be available for purchase. There is no admission fee for the reception...
One-person play to honor Iowa sculptor (01/21/02)
It will be performed by Tom Milligan at SCT on Sunday, January 20, at 1:30 p.m. This 45-minute performance promises to lend insight into the life and times of Christian Petersen. Tickets are $5 and are on sale now at Arts on Grand and at the SCT box office. They will also be available at SCT on the day of the performance. This will be Milligan's second visit to Spencer, having portrayed Grant Wood in his first performance a few years ago...
AREA EVENTS IN BRIEF (01/21/02)
K of C free throw contest to be held The Storm Lake Knights of Columbus are sponsoring their annual free throw contest on Sunday, January 27, at the St. Mary's High School gym. The gym will be open at 12 noon for warm-ups and registration. Kids must be registered by 12:45 p.m. The contest will begin at 1 p.m...
Raffle tickets still remain for St. Mary's Ball and Auction (01/21/02)
Only 400 tickets will be in the drum for the drawing after the Live Auction at the St. Mary's Ball and Charity Auction. Five cash winners will be drawn; one for $10,000, one for $2,500, one for $1,000 and two for $500. Jeff and Anne Dirkx of Minnesota were the $500 Early Bird drawing winners in December. ...
Art is what you make of it (01/21/02)
Tow pieces, "Commercial Autobiography" consists of a working television set cast in green spray paint and completely covered in advertising stickers. A tiny sculpture makes use of an ammo cartridge from a bb gun, bits of metal, the arms from a child's discarded doll, and the wings of a monarch butterfly that the artist found after it was apparently killed by a bird. For more, see proctor@bvu.edu...
BUSINESS BRIEFS (01/21/02)
USDA Rural Development offers 502 loan program for local families If a home loan with no down payment and a new low interest rate of 6.125 percent sounds inviting, USDA Rural Development is the place to go. Rural Development offers a loan program to assist toward the purchase and repairs of an existing home or the construction of a new one...
Sugar Bowl to debut inspirational gift line (01/21/02)
Now, after almost two years of collaboration, Hallmark and Angelou are bringing her words of inspiration to a new line of specialty gifts and greeting cards debuting in January, 2002; The Maya Angelou Life Mosaic Collection. The Maya Angelou Life Mosaic Collection will be available at Sugar Bowl Gift Shop at 516 Lake Avenue and other retail outlets where Hallmark is sold, ranging in price from $2.49 to $49.99...
Business of the Year nominees chosen (01/21/02)
Bonnie Phillips (two-time winner), Celia Knoffloch (a multiple-category nominee) and others will learn who was tops for 2001 Wednesday evening at Buena Vista University during the Chamber's annual banquet, and 19 different people and businesses are up for awards this year...
New Total Concept partner sees salon evolve from one chair into a day spa (01/21/02)
That hard work paid off for her three weeks ago, as Johnson became a new managing partner of the local business. Teamed with owner Rachel Kies, Johnson will assume duties ranging from helping with financial records to helping to repaint the store, and the nine-year veteran of the hair-cutting industry said she was looking forward to her new responsibilities at Total Concept...
Donations for Dollars for Scholars fund top $10,000 for 2001 year (01/21/02)
Scholars Club ($5 - $24): Bruce and Helen VanderKooi, Mary Lou Freeman, Joe and Joan Traylor, Bruce and Linda Baier, Pamela and Michael Tidemann, Jeff and Jane Kestel, Tom and Jane McClinton, Bob and Marge Willadsen, Steve and Terry Brashears, Brent and Rhonda Mangold, Todd and Rachel Nicholson, Mr. ...
Evelyn Prunty (01/21/02)
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 21, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Church of Christ in Cherokee, with Mr. Gregg Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie View Cemetery at Paullina. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m., at the Church on Monday. Visitation will be on Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, with the family present from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m...
Donald Bumann (01/21/02)
Funeral services were held Friday, January 18, 2002 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Reverend Douglas Haynes officiating. A memorial fund has been established. Donald Wayne Bumann was born December 8, 1930 in Flint, Michigan to Julius and Pauline (Sievers) Bumann...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (01/21/02)
ACCIDENTS On January 11, at 8:08 a.m., an accident occurred in the intersection of West 5th Street and West Railroad Street. A 1994 BMW, driven by Kolin Brighton, 17, 1707 West Milwaukee Avenue, was traveling eastbound on West 5th Street. A 1983 Ford, driven by Martha Flores, 38, 227 Oneida Street, traveling westbound on West Railroad Street, stopped at the stop sign, then entered the intersection, striking the Brighton vehicle, then left the scene. ...
Minnesota border war II (01/21/02)
Iowa governor Terry Branstad came out frothing at the mouth, demanding an official apology. Chuck Grassley demanded that Carlson present himself to be dragged around to Des Moines attractions. Blubbering Iowa legislators proposed all manner of revenges, including an Iowa boycott of that Minnesota mega-mall. The Associated Press termed it "border war."...
Checks, balances and secrets (01/21/02)
He was leanin' against a lectern talkin' to reporters, droppin' enough "g's" to sow an acre of gerunds. He was ticked off that someone in the government had leaked a draft of his "preliminary" ideas about structuring the secret military tribunals. He speculated that somebody leaked the information "to show off to his family or her family."...
THE PILOT EDITORIAL - Opportunities missed, so far... (01/21/02)
Six more worthy projects, bringing the total to 37 projects successfully funded across the state. Congratulations to the cities winning funding; they have earned it with creative planning and aggressive effort. So, where is Storm Lake and Buena Vista County?...